Designed to help families deal with grief and how to help their loved one(s) move toward recovery.
The family members who conduct the program are people just like you. They have also lived the hardships of mental illness and have been trained on how to share their experiences with others.
Class size is limited and we are unable to accept walk-ins. You must pre-register for the program.
Reservations are made on a first come basis.
Meetings start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Coffee and conversation begins at 6:45 p.m.
· To help families understand mental illness and how it affects the family.
· To help families discover ways to help their family member be as healthy, happy, and independent as possible.
· To help the ill family member work toward recovery.
· To help families experience for themselves how to become effective partners in their family member’s treatment plan.
· To help families learn how to cope with stress.
· To help family members experience a supportive environment and maintain contact with group members for future support.
Recent clinical research documents that families who are educated about mental illness are able to cope with it better and have a positive impact on the recovery process of their loved ones.
“Families in Action has given me strength to look in the future. That yes, there will be some extremely difficult times but there is much hope things will improve.” E- Ortonville
· Families wants and needs
· Recovery process of hope
· Community resources
· Signs and symptoms
· Communication skills
· Dual diagnosis
· Dealing with difficult symptoms
· Supporting recovery